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HER Number:MDV9508
Name:BEACON in the Parish of Bridford


Beacon down. Known as beaken downe in 1754 (russell).


Grid Reference:SX 803 870
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBridford
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX88NW21
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 447191
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88NW/31

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BEACON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

1963, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302626.

Os say this ngr is burnicombe down, and that os 6" 1906 gives beacon down at sx809851. 'beacon plantation' shown at ngr sx809851 on os (1963) 1:10560 map (richards).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302629.

Osa=sx88nw21. (15/04/1980) The above grid reference applies to Burnicombe Down. 'Beacon Down' is named on OS 6" 1906 at SX 809851.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302630.

Des=devon county council/fire beacons: warning signals across the countryside/(2000)/copy in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV302631.

Des=richards, a.(dcc)/as above.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1932, The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two, 423 (Monograph). SDV337894.

Russell, P., 1955, Fire Beacons in Devon, 285, appendix a. (Article in Serial). SDV336138.

There is a fire beacon on 'Beacon Down', Bridford, SX 803870. It was called 'Beaken Downe' in 1754.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV302626Migrated Record: 1963.
SDV302629Migrated Record:
SDV302630Migrated Record:
SDV302631Migrated Record:
SDV336138Article in Serial: Russell, P.. 1955. Fire Beacons in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87. A5 Hardback. 285, appendix a..
SDV337894Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1932. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. The Place-Names of Devon: Part Two. IX. A5 Hardback. 423.

Associated Monuments

MDV3173Related to: Beacon at High Willhays (Monument)
MDV4816Related to: Beacon east of West Mill Tor (Monument)
MDV64246Related to: BEACON in the Parish of Bridford (Monument)
MDV8474Related to: BEACON in the Parish of Cheriton Bishop (Monument)
MDV6883Related to: BEACON in the Parish of South Tawton (Monument)
MDV6152Related to: Beacon on Meldon Hill (Monument)
MDV8442Related to: Bowden Beacon; possible site (Monument)
MDV7977Related to: Buckland Beacon (Monument)
MDV13169Related to: Butterdon Hill Beacon (Monument)
MDV7823Related to: Medieval fire beacon, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV13811Related to: Possible beacon, Hennock (Monument)
MDV2387Related to: Rowber Beacon, Buckland Monachorum (Monument)
MDV2388Related to: Shaugh Beacon (Monument)
MDV7956Related to: Site of a Beacon on Brent Hill, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 4 2021 2:28PM